Compendium of laws on disaster management

Different legislations have been enacted at the State and Central level to deal with different types of disasters. Of these there are certain Acts whose operation spread across different types of disasters and deal with disasters in general. Also there are disaster specific statutes prescribing norms for tackling a particular type of disaster. The first section of the compendium of laws discusses these general Acts which are applicable to disasters in general prior to taking up of discussion of laws pertaining to specific disasters.